St Paul's Catholic Primary School
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Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero
Good morning everyone and welcome to our Thursday learning line up! Mrs Rogers and I are really looking forward to seeing you all on our Zoom meeting. Details for this are on our blogging page. Look under Beech class and my (Mrs Davies) blog from yesterday specific to the blog.... not the one about my cupcakes!!!! We hope the technology side will work; if anything doesn't quite go according to plan we can see it as a practice run!
It was also lovely to see so many of you posting onto the blog; Jake and Evie had lovely messages for you and can be seen sharing their art work.
Today's learning is as follows;
Here is your 'prediction' sheet. Do use the pictures I have put on the class page to help you and if you are in school, discuss with a partner and if you are at home discuss with mum, dad or a brother or sister. It's good to share ideas and it helps us to say what we are thinking before writing it. I'd love to see your ideas so remember;
Speed sounds with Rosie
Don't forget to join Rosie any time after 9.30am each day for our phonics work and spellings. Today's sound for set 3 is 'are' and set 2 (for year 1's who would prefer the sound 'or'.)
The longer words are 'are' and 'air'.
Our Maths Learning Today...
Year 1 - Counting on
Today we start our new unit on addition and subtraction to 20. We start today by practicing counting on from a given number. Have a pen and paper to hand and rather than having a worksheet today you will need some paper and a dice (if you have one). You will need some paper to make little number cards to count on from.
Today you start to look at set of or groups of objects that contain the same amount. You will count these as repeated addition, such as 5+5+5. Remember to have a pen and pencil ready for the video questions. I think you will also do very well on nearly all of the worksheet questions. Really think about what you can see, or as they say on Catchphrase; say what you can see.
Our afternoon learning - Geography
This afternoon we are going to focus on learning where we are in the world and where Kenya is.
Look at the map below and see if you can find Europe. We are part of the continent of Europe. We aren't joined onto Europe however. We are an island made up of 4 different countries;
Now look and see if you can find Africa. Kenya is a country within the continent of Africa. There are 54 countires in Africa. Wow!
From the map below, Year 2's can you remember how many continents there are in the world? We looked at this last year!
Year 1's, each continent is in a different colour on the map below. Can you count them?
Below are a set of worksheets from which I would like you to choose the one you feel most able to complete. Use the map on the slideshow or the one I have included above to complete;
1)Worksheet 1 - the 7 continents
2)Worksheet 2 - the 7 continents and 5 oceans
3)As above but with no written clues
4)***This is a greater depth challenge that is tricky! Use the map on slide 6 to help you to complete the challenge questions on journeying to Africa from the United Kingdom.
Now we hopefully know where in the world the continent of Africa and the country of Kenya are we will next week dive into Kenya. I know you have already been doing some research. We are also very lucky because two of your dads have experience of living in two different parts of Africa. Zari’s dad was born in Zambia and lived there until he was 7 and Xavier’s dad was born in Nigeria and I think lived there for many years. I hope both dads won’t mind is we maybe ask them some questions in the weeks to come. So, my final challenge for today is, can you spot all 3 countries in Africa on the map below?
You are looking for
I’m sorry... the map doesn’t paste onto here as clearly as it appears on my screen! The map within the slideshow above is probably better! 😀
Enjoy your learning today everyone!